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PRINCE (Richard E.)
PRINCE (Richard E.) Central of Georgia Railway and Connecting Lines,  Millard, Nebraska, 1976
numerous photograph illustrations, 248 pp. 4to, original blue cloth, Presentation Copy, from the Author to Averill Harriman,
Harriman, a twice Presidential Candidate was appointed Ambassador at Large in the Kennedy Administration and in the Johnson Administration.
He was the American Chief Negociator at the Paris Peace Talks on Vietnam. Harriman is noted for supporting, on behalf of the State department, the coup against Vietnam president Ngo Dinh Diem in 1963. Johnson's confession in the assassination of Diem could indicate some complicity on Harriman's part. He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1969 and West Point's Sylvanus Thayer Award in 1975. Apart from the Presentation Inscription dated 11th December 1976, the author's note attatched to the title reads "Mr. Harriman. No charge for this. Just hope you enjoy it. This volume is probably the only return you ever received on the Central of Georgia Ry since the road had many financial problems. Worth Fox whom you mentioned, was roundhouse foreman at Green River. Retired many years but still lives there and has been forewarded a copy of your letter, R.E. Power". E. H. Harriman, his father, the Investment Banker and Railroad Baron, acquired control of the Central of Georgia Railway in 1907. He sold two years later for $5,000,000. From the Paris library of Pamela Digby Churchill Hayward Harriman, his third wife, who was American French Ambassador.

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